WHITTIER HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER

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Whittier Hospital Medical Center

Welcome to Whittier Hospital Medical Center

Whittier Hospital, owned and operated by AHMC Healthcare Inc.., is accredited by the Joint Commission. Whittier Hospital Medical staff consists of approximately 500 physicians representing over 40 specialties.

Whittier Hospital has been providing health care to residents of the southeast San Gabriel Valley for more than 60 years. A culturally sensitive hospital, the 178-bed facility provides a range of services, including:

  • 24-hour emergency department
  • Surgery Department
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Critical Care
  • Cardiology
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Wound Care Services
  • Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Program
  • Vascular Medicine
  • Diabetes Education
  • Senior Services “The Golden Years Senior Club”
  • Volunteer Program
  • Hispanic and Asian Program
  • Perinatal Services
  • Women’s & Maternity Services
  • Women’s Health Centers

In addition the hospital offers one of the state’s few Pediatric Sub- Acute units. Being part of the community has been an important goal throughout the years, and with your help and loyalty we can continue to provide health services that you can depend on.

CITY OF WHITTIER

Intro:

Whittier is a city in Southern California located within Los Angeles County, California. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a population of 85,331, reflecting an increase of 1,631 from the 83,680 counted in the 2000 Census, and encompasses 14.7 square miles. Located less than 15 miles from the city center of Los Angeles, Whittier combines many great aspects of So-Cal life including dining, entertainment, family events, and more.

 
Things to do:
  • Pio Pico state historical park
  • Golf at Alhambra golf course
  • Hiking in Puente Hills (excellent views of Los Angeles)
  • Knott’s Berry Farm & Knott’s soak city waterpark
  • Shopping at Brea mall
  • Whittier museum, Whittier art gallery, Ruth B. Shannon performing arts center
  • Restaurants including the California Grill, Jack’s Whittier restaurant, The Rusty Monk gastropub
 

FEATURED PHYSICIANS

Please find our Medical Director and other key staff and personnel at the Emergency Department of Whittier Medical Center.

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Dr. Johnson

Medical Director

Dr. Johnson is a third generation Californian & graduate of UCLA School of Medicine. He has practiced emergency medicine on a full-time basis in southern California since 1977. He is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine & is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Johnson has been the medical director of the emergency department of Whittier Hospital Medical Center since 1998. He is active in hospital leadership & serves on numerous committees including the Medical Executive, Credentials, UM & Critical Care committees. When not practicing emergency medicine Dr. Johnson enjoys traveling, down-hill skiing, hiking & stand-up paddle boarding. He has been married since 1981 & also enjoys spending time with his two grown daughters & three grandsons. Dr. Johnson speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Agron

Founder & CEO

Michael S. Agron, M.D. is the CEO of Emergency Medical Management, Inc. (EMMA). He has been an Emergency Medicine physician since 1976. Dr. Agron graduated from the University of Virginia Medical School in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1975. Thereafter, he went to UCLA for internship & residency. He became board certified in 1988 & re-certified in 1998, 2008 & 2018. He is a dedicated Emergency Room physician who spent 40 plus years working as a provider to families in Southern California at various hospitals. He has been past president of Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Association & he has chaired & or participated in numerous committees at several hospitals. Dr. Agron created EMMA in 2002 with the goal of staffing the Emergency Rooms with high quality, passionate providers delivering the best possible care & keeping ultimate patient satisfaction. In his spare time, Dr. Agron likes to collect antiques & spend time with his granddaughters.

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Dr. Giordano

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Giordano has been in Emergency & Critical Care since 1991 in many different capacities. He spent over a decade as a mobile ICU, trauma resuscitation, flight & ER RN before moving on to a directorship over ER/ICU. in 2004 he then completed his Master's Degree as a nurse practitioner. Steve worked full-time at the bedside as an ER NP from 2004 to 2013. Shortly after being promoted to Chief Operating Officer, he completed his doctorate degree (DNP). He continues to work clinically to maintain his skills, but the majority of his time is spent running logistics, regulatory compliance & clinical operations for EMMA. Under his leadership, EMMA has dramatically cut length of stay & patients who leave without being seen to levels far below regulatory benchmarks. Dr. Giordano has helped hospitals contracted with EMMA achieve 5-star ratings from CMS, A-grades from the Leapfrog Group & rank in the top decile for Sepsis compliance & outcomes. Steve loves spending time with his family, mountain biking & anything related to fitness.